Among the most recognized areas of Barbaresco, in the 1900s all of Faset belonged the Conti Cocito di Neive, while now it is divided between various owners. The south facing vineyards form a large and steep slope, with the west side facing towards the Tanaro River. The parcel from which the Barbaresco Faset is produced is part of a vineyard which extends for approximately 7 acres and makes up part of the Cascina Cabanet. The soil, rich in calcium and magnesium, make it an excellent area which gives the Barbaresco its silkiness with elegant tannins. Faset is a Nebbiolo that ferments for 17/18 days with the skins in 55hl oak vats, where malolactic fermentation takes place. It is refined for a minimum of 2 years, ageing in large casks for 18 months, before final refinement in the bottle. It is a noble wine of excellent character and pleasantness.

93 Points
Wine Spectator Insider
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
Winter brought regular weather conditions with heavy snow and a rainy Springtime. These conditions have been prosperous since it is aiding in restoring the depleted aquifers from the 2017 vintage when they were very little precipitation. The vegetative cycle began in a normal period. The excessive rains of May and the first half of June put a strain on the winemakers, who had to keep attentive watch, as it created the ideal conditions for blight. Nebbiolo clusters was abundant; we paid particular attention to green pruning and thinning of the bunches. This is a vintage with very varied qualitative results. Only the winemakers who meticulously managed the vineyards with particular attention to yields have produced truly excellent quality wine. From mid-June to August the climate was warm with scarce rainfall. From the end of August to the first half of September, we fortunately had particularly cool nights and warm days that allowed the development of intense and delicate aromas. The harvest took place during a regular time, if not slightly ahead, with perfectly healthy and ripe grapes. The Nebbiolo grapes reached an excellent physiological and phenolic maturation. The Barbaresco Wines have particularly intense aromas and excellent structure, they are certainly a great vintage.
Tasting Note
Nose: aristocratic elegance, ethereal, with notes of violet, red fruits and fine spices Taste: complex, enchanting silkiness of surprising length.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with porcini risotto, roast pork, rack of lamb.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
PH: 3.62
ACIDITY: 5.73 g/l
ABV: 14.1%
AGING: Minimum of 2 years. Aged for 18 months in average-sized oak casks before refinement in the bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • One of the most Storic and famous single vineyards in Barbaresco
  • The character of this wine is the quintessence of elegance and delicacy
  • V.I.V.A “SustainableWine”

About the Grape

Young Nebbiolo can be tough, acidic and tannic; but mature, its blackberry and wild cherry flavors and aromas develop complex and sublime violet, rose petal, truffle and tar notes.
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